Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems. Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.
...I started to realize how many great things could happen by confronting the things that scare you most.
What makes you so dare to challenge me, kiddo?It ain't about you, Sir. I just wanna confront my fear.
But this was what happened when you didn't want to visit and confront the past: the past starts visiting and confronting you.
If you escape from a necessary fight, pray you will live long enough to wait for and deal with the same challenge that must be settled.